Wednesday morning: What's in the news ...

1. The LA Galaxy re-signed U.S. national team midfielder Sebastian Lletget, using TAM to complete the transaction. Lletget, 27, joined the Galaxy in 2015 from West Ham United, where he grew up in its academy program. He earned $312,666 in guaranteed compensation, according to the MLS Players Association Salary Guide, in 2019 when he had three goals and six assists in 29 games and helped the Galaxy return to the playoffs after a two-year absence. He has made 111 appearances in five seasons.

-- Awards: 2019 US Youth Soccer national winners

2. Harvard will replace men's coach Pieter Lehrer after the Crimson finished 0-14-1 overall and 0-7-0 in the Ivy League, its worst season in the history of the program that began in 1905. Lehrer guided the program for seven seasons. In 2016, the Crimson was headed toward the Ivy League title when the administration cancelled the last two games after a sexual “scouting report” men's players would do of women's recruits was discovered. Harvard went 2-10-4 in 2017 and 3-13-0 in 2018.

3. Matt Pickens, 37, was named the USL Championship’s 2019 Goalkeeper of the Year after finishing with a 0.64 goals-against average in 25 regular-season appearances for Nashville SC. Pickens' save percentage of 79.8 percent was the highest among goalkeepers to have recorded at least 40 saves, and his 14 shutouts also led the league. He is the ninth different Goalkeeper of the Year in nine USL seasons.
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